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Anacardium Orientale - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - Hahnemann

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HPUS indication of Anacardium Orientale: Itching

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Anacardium in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.




Anguish and apprehension as of imminent misfortune.

Anxiety and apprehension in the evening, after cheerfulness during the day.

Internal anguish, which did not allow him to rest, he troubled himself about every trifle, as if it would cause great injury, with solicitude about the future.

In walking and in standing, uneasiness, as if some one were coming behind him; everything around him seemed to him suspicious.

Timorous in all his actions; the views everything more anxiously and timidly, always thinks of being surrounded by enemies, then he becomes hot, his blood seems to boil in his chest (aft. 7, 8 d.).

Anxious apprehension and deep thoughts, on meditating over his present and his future fate.

The future seems to him very dangerous, as if nothing were imminent but misfortune and danger; distrust in his own power, and despondency.

He is at odds with the whole world, and has so little confidence in himself that he despairs of being able to accomplish what is demanded of him.

In the forenoon, extremely hypochondriac, discouraged and despondent, with awkward, helpless manner; all movements are extremely clumsy and indolent (aft. 3 d.).

Anxious solicitude and moroseness.

Extremely morose and ill-humored.

The whole day in a peevish mood; all that surrounds him makes a disagreeable impression on him.

Gloomy, annoyed mood, with an impulse to go into the open air.

Very peevish and out of humor, with great sensitiveness to all offences.

He takes everything ill and becomes violent.

Passionate and contrary.

Extremely passionate at a slight offence, breaking out into violence.

Indisposed to everything.

Indisposition to work; he is afraid to undertake anything, he has no pleasure in anything.

In the afternoon he is in a better humor than in the forenoon; he is more cheerful and disposed to work, as soon as the drowsiness after dinner is passed (aft. 38 d.).

Very indifferent and unfeeling; neither agreeable nor disagreeable matters excite his sympathy; for eight days.

An excitement which is unnaturally cheerful.

He laughs, when the ought to be serious.

He is compelled to laugh, while engaged in very serious matters, by a titillation below the scrobiculus cordis; in laughable matters he can keep serious.

The thoughts leave him.

Great weakness of the memory

he could not find the words the wanted.

he cannot retain anything; everything immediately slips from him.

Difficult recollection; nothing remains in his memory; he has a lack of ideas, and loses his subject quickly and without perceiving it.

His memory is quite deficient early in the morning, especially as to single names.

In the afternoon, there is a diminution of imagination and of memory; he cannot recollect anything (aft. 5, 6 h.).

In the afternoon, his memory is better than in the forenoon, although it is slow in yielding what it ought to yield at one; still the understanding of what the reads is very easy to him, even if he cannot quite retain it (aft. 3, 4 d.).

Increase, greater keenness of the memory; even the least circumstances of times long past come back to him, without cause; he would also be now able to easily learn by heart, if other pressing thoughts did not distract him, though he can grasp these with ease (aft. 1 ½ h.).

Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium enfeebles the understanding.

Obtuseness of the senses, with anxiety; the hardly notices what passes around him.

His mind is very much oppressed, as if a cold in the head were coming on.

He can only think when a subject is suggested to him; he does not of himself think of anything; he cannot independently determine on anything.

Everything intellectual is hard for him, as in a dearth of ideas.

Obtuseness of the senses, with numb feeling of the head, and decrepitude.

In the morning, after a sound sleep, he cannot grasp the least thing; his head feels waste and empty.

Increased phantasy; something new continually occurs to him, which he must follow out.

In the evening, from 9 to 10 o'clock, his phantasy is at first unusually excited, and there are many projected ideas; he can not bridle his attention; but gradually his mental organ becomes quite blunted, so that he does not think any more of anything at all (aft. 16 h.).

The mind is much more lively than before; the enters eagerly into acute inquiries; but every exertion of this kind causes him tearing, pressive headache in the forehead, the temples, and in the occiput.

Any exertion of the mind causes him at once a sensation of prostration in the brain.

Delusion of fancy; the thought his name was called by the voice of his (far distant) mother and sister; at the same time an apprehension and anguish foreboding misfortune.

Melancholy dejection and imagination, as if there was standing in the adjacent room a bier, on which a friend or the himself was lying.

He mixes up the present with the future.

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